Author: ecopolitology


Amidst hype over California Prop 23, New Mexico adopts comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions regulations


Last month, the news that President Obama had turned down free solar panels for the White House (by turning down the symbolic donation of one of the Carter-era White House solar panels from environmentalist Bill McKibben) was met with bewilderment Read more…


The South Korean government has announced that it intends to invest $35.4 billion in the renewable energy sector over the next five years as it aims at reducing its dependence on fossil fuels and build a green economy for the Read more…


Cape Wind signs 28-year offshore wind energy lease. It’s officially official. After eight years of scoping, studying, permitting, legislating and legal wrangling, the United States today cemented its first-ever lease for an offshore wind farm on the Outer Continental Shelf.


The Renewable Electricity Promotion Act would require U.S. to get 15% of electricity from renewable sources by 2021 A bipartisan group of Senators Bingaman (D-NM), Brownback (R-KS), Dorgan (D-ND), Collins (R-ME), Udall (D-NM), and Udall (D-CO) introduced a 15% by Read more…


The Indian government is considering opening up densely forested areas of the country to increase supply of coal for its new thermal power plants. The Indian government is in the process of establishing several Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) which Read more…


Colleges across the country compete to see who can reduce, reuse, and recycle the most waste. As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 Game Day Challenge, any college or university in the U.S. with a football team (which Read more…


The Obama administration is frustrating environmentalists by urging the US Supreme Court to vacate a decision by Federal Court of Appeals that Climate Change is a public nuisance. In a brief filed on Tuesday, by Solicitor General Neal Katyal on Read more…


New Jersey passes law to encourage the development of 1,100 megawatts of new offshore wind energy capacity. As the proposed Cape Wind offshore wind farm in Massachusetts fends off some last ditch legal challenges to become the first offshore wind Read more…

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